Monflanquin, bastide not to be missed

Founded in 1256 by Alphonse de Poitiers, Count of Toulouse and brother of Saint Louis, the bastide town of Monflanquin has been classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France since 1989.

Overlooking the Haut Agenais and the Lède valley, Monflanquin is home to a magnificent central square lined with arcades.

Among the facades of this square the elegant house of the Black Prince, from the 14th century, pierced with geminated bays attracts the eyes ...

This medieval bastide is also home to a succession of "carrerots" (carretières), picturesque pedestrian streets topped with bridges, as well as a Gothic church.

Still in Monflanquin, you should not miss the Bastides Museum, a fun and interactive museographic space dedicated to the new medieval towns created in the south-west of France in the 13th and 14th centuries.

Also worth seeing is the church of Saint-André, the legacy of three successive churches, the Protestant Temple

The Place des Arcades has hosted a market every Thursday morning since 1256!

In July and August, a farmers' market is held on Thursday evenings.

On 15 August, the Medieval Market of Monflanquin brings back to life the times of the Middle Ages, mixing entertainment, shows, parades, market and medieval banquet.

Finally, you can visit Monflanquin in the company of "Janouille la Fripouille", a merry jester guide from the Middle Ages. And bastard son of Henri IV.

 

Tourist Office Cœur de Bastides

Place des Arcades,

47150 Monflanquin

Tel. : 05 53 36 40 19

https://www.les-plus-beaux-villages-de-france.org/fr/nos-villages/monflanquin/

contact@coeurdebastides.com

www.coeurdebastides.com

 


To go further....

La Bastide de Monflanquin

LE CRIME DE MONFLANQUIN

Francis Pellicer nous conte une nouvelle histoire, imaginaire celle-là ,mettant en scène des personnes différentes, mais qui ont pu exister tant le Sud-ouest abonde en personnages pittoresques.Dans ce roman ,nous refaisons connaissance avec des modes de vie, des produits et des moyens de locomotion aujourd'hui tomblés dans l'oubli et...........Comme toujours, le crime ne paie pas!
Les paysans de Monflanquin

La saga d'une famille de paysans Lot et Garonnais, avec leurs peines et leurs joies, et la découverte par leurs enfants de lourds et noirs secrets issus de la dernière guerre. L'évolution d'une fratie, partagée entre la terre et le nouvel eldorado de l'Automobile.
Un roman plein de rebondissements que l'on ne lâche qu'àprès avoir lu le mot Fin. Un authentique morceau de France.

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